Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 21 July 2024.

Recent Events
Rain was recorded across southern and mountain districts in the 24 hours to 9am
today, with widespread falls of 15-30mm about the northeast ranges, Otways and
through West and South Gippsland. The highest falls recorded were near
Kinglake, with 52mm at Murrundindi followed by 30mm at Yarragon South in
Gippsland and 29mm at Mt Sabine (Otways) and Mt Baw Baw.

Overnight minimum temperatures were generally within 2 degrees of the July
average across the State and mostly ranged between 3 and 8 degrees. The lowest
temperature recorded was -4 degrees at Mt Hotham followed by -3 at Mt Buller
and -2 at Mt Baw Baw.

After patchy morning fog in the north and west it was a cool to mild and mostly
cloudy day across the State with light to moderate northwesterly winds.
Isolated showers developed in the southwest and about the ranges during the
late morning and extended east during the afternoon. It remained dry over the
northwest and East Gippsland.

Maximum temperatures were generally 1 to 3 degrees above average across the
State and mostly ranged between 13 and 17 degrees. The highest temperature
recorded was 18 degrees at Mildura followed by 17 at numerous locations
including Hopetoun, Port Fairy and Nhill.

The highest totals recorded in the 7 hours to 4pm were associated with snow
melt, with 9mm at Mt Buffalo Chalet and Mt Tamboritha. Casterton recorded 6mm
associated with showers today.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a low of 7.9 degrees at 7:16am to a
high of 16.6 degrees at 1:37pm. There was 4mm of rain recorded in the 24 hours
to 9am this morning with no further rain recorded in the 7 hours to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A weak low pressure trough over southwestern Victoria will clear to the
southeast tonight. A high pressure system will move over NSW during Monday
establishing a northwesterly airstream across Victoria which will continue on
Tuesday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea. Winds will freshen on Wednesday
as a cold front crosses the Bight, with the front forecast to cross Victorian
on Thursday.

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